Tag: study abroad

Victoria Niton’s Path from Capitol Insights to Guatemalan Adventures 

Desktop News | November 2023 Victoria Niton, a College of Arts and Sciences student, recently embarked on a journey that transitioned her from the heart of American politics to the culturally rich streets of Antigua, Guatemala. Her experiences have not only proven transformative but have also illuminated a path forward in her academic and career pursuits.  Niton’s journey began with the educational groundwork, preparing her for the unique opportunities that awaited her in Washington, D.C. The “do’s and don’ts” of […]

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UA Academic Advisors Study Abroad in South Africa

From the July 2022 Desktop News | In May, Dr. Pamela Young, Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development, and Dr. Lisa Pawloski, Associate Dean for International Programs, led a group of UA professional academic advisors and faculty on a study abroad capacity-building trip to South Africa.  The trip, the culmination of a faculty-centered skills-building initiative that began in 2019, had a two-fold goal of equipping advisors to better engage students seeking experiential learning opportunities and diversifying the study abroad participants […]

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Former Ramsey Award Winners: “What My Travels Taught Me”

From the February 2019 Desktop News | The John Fraser Ramsey Award was established to honor former UA history professor Dr. John Ramsey, who served at the University for 42 years and impacted generations of students, faculty, and staff. The award provides the recipient a stipend to travel to Europe on a “Great Ideas” tour, inspired by Ramsey’s signature class, “Great Ideas of Western Civilization.” The Great Ideas tour allows students to set their own itinerary to explore Europe. The tour is […]

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Serbia Fellowship Experience Looking for New Delegates

Students in Serbia

From the September 2016 Desktop News | “Most people can’t point out Serbia on a map, much less tell you about the culture,” said Josh Fuller, the executive director of the Serbia Fellowship Experience and a senior majoring in criminal justice. But for two weeks each May, undergraduate students at The University of Alabama have the opportunity to close that cultural gap. Through the Serbia Fellowship Experience, an entirely student-led international program which began in 2013, students are able to expand their […]

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A Guide to Studying Abroad

study abroad

Whether or not you want to study abroad someday might be a simple yes or no question, but deciding where to go and how to make it happen can be a little overwhelming. Maybe you dream of traveling around the world to study a foreign language, but aren’t sure where to begin. Maybe you’re having trouble making a decision after visiting a study abroad fair on campus and discovering so many programs that interest you. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone, […]

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Students Return from Cuba

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A group of UA students recently returned from spending a semester studying in Cuba, where they learned about U.S./Cuba relations and history and visited historic sites, including the Bay of Pigs and the Hemingway House. Six students were enrolled in the study abroad semester, which ran from Jan. 28 to May 3. “Study abroad is a vital part of any student’s education,” said Mike Schnepf, professor in the Department of Modern Languages and […]

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Students Named Fulbright Scholars

From the July 2014 Desktop News | Six recent graduates of the College were awarded Fulbright grants from the U.S. State Department to conduct research and teach abroad during the 2014-2015 school year. They were among 1,800 students chosen from a pool of 11,000 applicants nationwide. “For the College to have not one, but six students chosen for prestigious 2014-2015 Fulbright grants speaks very highly not only of these young men and women, but of the College faculty who have […]

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Student Exploring Diplomacy in Croatia

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences students were recently named UA Away scholars by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. As UA Away scholars, the students received scholarships to study and receive on-the-job training abroad. Anna Woods, a senior majoring in French, is currently spending the semester in Croatia, where she is exploring a career in international diplomacy. Woods is taking international relations courses from former diplomats at Dubrovnik International University, a school with only […]

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